Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has seen more than 130 million young people participating in their youth development programs. These programs included the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturing, and STEM Scouts. Over this time, more than 35 million adults volunteered to help carry out the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Sadly, some of these adults took advantage of some of the participating youths, and allegations arose that the BSA knew about some of these incidents, and were not forthcoming.
Due to the mounting number of lawsuits against BSA for sexual abuse, the BSA filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2020. Thousands of claims are being filed through the bankruptcy court, and The Moody Law Firm is representing many of the alleged victims.
The bankruptcy court has issued a deadline of NOVEMBER 16, 2020 to file a sexual abuse claim against the Boy Scouts of America. If you were a victim of sexual abuse while participating in a Boy Scouts of America program, including Cub Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturing and/or STEM Scouts, there is still time to file your claim. If you experienced any of the following types of abuse, please contact our firm for a discrete and confidential consultation at 800-368-1033.
- Sexual conduct or misconduct, sexual abuse or molestation, sexual exploitation, sexual touching, sexualized interaction, sexual comments about a person’s body, or other verbal or non-verbal behaviors that facilitated, contributed to, or led up to abuse, regardless of whether or not such behavior was itself sexual or against the law, and regardless of whether the child thought the behavior was sexual abuse at the time.
- Sexual abuse includes behavior between a child and an adult and between a child and another child, in each instance without regard to whether such activity involved explicit force, whether such activity involved genital or other physical contact, and whether the child associated the abuse with any physical, psychological, or emotional harm.
- Sexual abuse involves behaviors including penetration or fondling of the child’s body, other body-on-body contact, or non-contact, behaviors such as observing or making images of a child’s naked body, showing or making pornography, or having children behave in sexual behavior as a group.
If you experienced any of the above forms of abuse, we can fully explain your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We are trial attorneys, and we will fight for you! Put The Moody Law Firm to work for you today by calling us to arrange a free consultation.